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West Michigan Talent Survey

West Michigan Works! 2021 Talent Survey

The West Michigan 2021 Talent Survey report is the result of work by the Center for Social Research (CSR) at Calvin University. We contracted CSR to conduct a survey to help workforce development teams and employers better understand the current state of the job market and workforce pool in Michigan given the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The main research goal was to understand the apparent mismatch between supply and demand for talent in a time of mass unemployment.

Our hope is that a concerted and collaborative effort to address the issues outlined in the report will prepare our community to return to work and meet the talent needs of our region. Please use the links to below to view the talent survey report and a presentation of the findings delivered in a recent webinar.

Final report: West Michigan Works! COVID-19 Unemployment Survey
Webinar recording: State of the West Michigan Workforce
PowerPoint presentation: Talent Survey Findings